Models of Addiction

Published by
EMCDDA

The science of addiction is complicated, and it continues to be a field where the debate over definitions, models, theories, and the most appropriate ways to respond continues. 

EMCDDA's Insight Review provides a critical analysis of the different models of addiction.

The researchers explore ways in which the different models could be arranged into a collected structure that can be used to guide prevention, assessment and treatment practices.

The authors hope that the report will support the reader in developing an understanding of the complicated issues surrounding addiction and that it will inspire questions and open up a debate.